World Book Night for Schools

The primary celebration of books and reading for children and schools in the UK is World Book Day.

World Book Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of March each year and 14 million book tokens are distributed through schools which children can spend on specially produced World Book Day books - or any book they want.

World Book Night is aimed at engaging adults and teenagers who don't regularly read in doing so. Each year some of the titles on our list will be appropriate for readers 14 years and older. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be a giver.

 

Later in the year we'll be announcing the books featured for World Book Night 2014 and how you and your school can take part. Please sign up to our mailing list here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

On World Book Night

When Jamie Byng told me about World Book Night, I was amazed not only by its magnitude but by its simplicity. The love of writing, the love of reading – these are huge gifts. To be able give someone else a book you treasure widens the gift circle. I was thrilled to be asked to support World Book Night, and doubly thrilled that The Blind Assassin was chosen to help launch it. Long may its voyage be!

Margaret Atwood

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Books

The 2014 Books

The 2013 Books

The 2012 Books

The 2011 Books

The World Book Night Book Club

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